As part of Birthday Week, Kyle and I left Ruby for the first time to see a play. Luckily, Christy was the babysitter, so it was super easy to leave. We went to the teeny Springville Playhouse in the basement of the library and saw Dracula. We had a great time, it was cheap, and it made me feel all Halloweeny. Lots of blood and bad accents.
Over the weekend we tried this recipe for soft pretzels. They were great--chewy and dense. They tasted just like the pretzels I got at Costco when I was a kid. Unfortunately, they were also a lot of work and took forever to make.
Yesterday I decided to make another batch and used this recipe. They were completely different! These were more like the pretzels from places like Auntie Anne's Pretzels. Lighter, more breadsticky and buttery. Also delicious. They were way easier to make and took less time too. Will I try another recipe today? It's very possible. We have eaten more pretzels in the last 4 days than the last 10 years combined. It's kind of heaven.
For my birthday, Kyle gave me...my very first blog book! Oh man, it is cool. It's contains the first half of my blog and it's surprisingly awesome to look through. Slightly embarrassing to read the stuff I wrote 3 years ago (I am now, naturally, more mature and wise and awesome) but I really love it. Now I want a book of Kyle's blog because I think it's hilarious. (So, I'm 25 now. Weird. I'm not nearly grown-up enough to be 25.)
I can't tell you how excited I am about AMC's epic new series that premieres on Halloween. A ZOMBIE TV SHOW. Starring Andrew Lincoln, one of my favorites from Love Actually.
He's gone from this:
SO EXCITED. And now, back to Ruby and AMC's Fearfest 2010.